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by Hilary Stockton on 1/30/2016

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1/30/2016
  This Manly Ferry from Manly Beach to Circular Quay, Sydney Review is from our recent trip to Sydney, Australia. For the prior Australia-related posts, including Etihad First Apartment to Sydney and Qantas First Class to Melbourne, please see: Review: Qantas...
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1/26/2016
This Featherdale Wildlife Park Review is from our visit on a recent trip to Sydney, Australia. For the prior Australia-related posts, including Etihad First Apartment to Sydney and Qantas First Class to Melbourne, please see: Review: Qantas First Class A380 London...
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1/23/2016
  Welcome to Winter Storm Jonas, NYC. I think the NY Times opinion writer David Dudley has it right, in his piece today "In Case of Blizzard, Do Nothing," with choice quotes such as these: "Gloriously, if briefly, [the snow]...
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1/10/2016
  This Things to Do in Akaroa post is from our visit to this small but picturesque town on the Banks Peninsula, during our stay in Christchurch, New Zealand. We visited Akaroa as part of our trip to New Zealand's...
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12/25/2015
  Happy Holidays from our family to yours! We wish all of you a very happy holiday season and upcoming New Year 2016. I hope that wherever your travels this holiday season take you, you're able to spend quality time with...
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12/13/2015
NYC Holiday Windows are fun to glimpse, and 2015 is no exception. It was a beautiful warm day in New York City today (high of 65 degrees!) so a short walk took us from Saks Fifth Avenue to Tiffany's to...
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12/4/2015
  This review of Etihad First Class Apartment on the A380 is from my 7 year old son, who just flew with me from Abu Dhabi to New York JFK. I'll be posting my own review, as will my husband,...
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11/24/2015
Kids and jet lag--for other parents out there, don't let worries about this stop you from taking a long international trip, at least if you're able to book the flights as first class or business class award travel. We're currently...
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11/19/2015
  This Royal Ontario Museum ROM Pompeii Exhibit Review is part of a Toronto trip report on Toronto luxury hotels and dining. We were intrigued to see that a special Pompeii Exhibit, "In the Shadow of the Volcano," is at the ROM...
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11/6/2015
  This Review of a LiveToronto Walking Tour, a private walking tour of Toronto with photo shoot, is part of a Toronto trip report. For the prior posts, please see: TAM Business Class Review JFK-Toronto Beast Restaurant Toronto Review Trump...
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10/31/2015
Happy Halloween from NYC! It's been a busy day for us of jack-o-lantern carving, trick-or-treating, a friend's Halloween birthday party and more, as I'm sure it's also been for many of my readers with young children. I thought my husband...
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10/30/2015
  A parental consent form to travel isn't something I've thought much about, given that I've traveled with my son to places as varied as the Dubai in the UAE, Russia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore, the UK and other countries with...
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10/8/2015
  Which miles and points for award travel to the south of France? Friends of ours go to France every year to see relatives, and this adds up quickly for a family of four. Plus, they would love to book...
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10/3/2015
  This Review of LabyrinthUm Museum (ЛабиринтУм) St. Petersburg, Russia is part of a trip report including Vienna and luxury hotels and dining in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia. The LabyrinthUm Museum is an interactive science museum for kids and adults. Visiting Russia?...
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9/17/2015
  The new Four Seasons Oahu at Ko Olina is offering 4th night free as an opening special in mid-2016, and TravelSort clients also receive Four Seasons Preferred Partner benefits. Here are the details: Valid for June 1-August 31, 2016...
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9/13/2015
  This Review of Peterhof's Fountains and Gardens (also known as Petrodvorets) is part of a trip report including Vienna and luxury hotels and dining in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia. Visiting Russia? See all our posts tagged Russia. For the previous...
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9/4/2015
Which award flights to Europe can have 3 first class award seats? TravelSort reader Scott commented on my post Flying First Class with Kids: Which Airlines and Seats "Which airlines typically have three first class award seats available? We will...
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9/3/2015
  This Moscow Metro Tour with Happy Moscow Tours Review is part of a trip report including Vienna and luxury hotels and dining in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia. For the previous posts please see: Review: Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom Labstelle Wien Vienna...
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8/31/2015
  Flying first class with a child? Which airlines and first class seats are best? Kimberly tweeted me "@TravelSort Do any airlines have 1st class seats for 2? Would be nice to not be across the aisle from my child."...
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8/21/2015
This Review of the Leonardo da Vinci Museum in Florence, Italy is part of a trip report featuring Florence, Rome, Amalfi Coast, Tuscany, Singapore Suites, Air Berlin Business Class, and luxury hotel stays, dining and activities in Berlin and Italy.  For the...
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